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Naled (trade name Dibrom) is an organophosphate with many of the same characteristics and concerns as malathion. Naled can cause cholinesterase inhibition in humans: that is, it can over stimulate the nervous system causing nausea, dizziness, confusion, and at high exposures, can cause respiratory paralysis and death. One of the byproducts of degradation of Naled is dichlorvos, another registered organophosphate. This compound is of toxicological concern.
Researchers at the Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors in New York State review several studies on dichlorvos. In one study, female mice that were fed high doses of dichlorvos over a long period of time had a higher frequency of stomach cancers than untreated mice. High doses of dichlorvos fed over two years caused an increase in the number of male rats that had pancreatic tumors and leukemia. A higher number of leukemia cases were reported in one study among male farmers who used dichlorvos for more than ten days per year, compared to those who had not used dichlorvos. A higher number of childhood brain cancer cases were reported among families that used dichlorvos than among families that did not.
The pesticide trichlorfon is a common ingredient in the mosquito pesticide dibrom (naled). In one study, trichlorfon was found to cause a "severe reduction" in brain weight (and shape) in test animals exposed. The timing of exposure to the developing offspring appeared to be the key factor in determining neurological damage (known as the "critical brain growth period"). It occurred when the chemical was administered between 40-50 days gestation for the guinea pig, which scientists say, correlates with the brain growth spurt period for the animal.
Russian scientists studied the growth rates of fish called Bream (Abramis brama) after exposure to the dibrom/naled contaminant dichlorvos. The first major effect detected was a significant reduction in the growth rates of the fish. Researchers believe it may be due to the subtle neurotoxin actions of the pesticide and its effects upon the areas of the brain involved in feeding or food search mechanisms.
Naled is characterized as very highly toxic to bees and aquatic invertebrates. It is moderately to highly toxic to fish and slightly toxic to upland game birds and waterfowl. There is potential for chronic risk from Naled to estuarine invertebrates.
Impact of naled (Dibrom 14) on the mosquito vectors of eastern equine encephalitis virus This study reports on analyses of 11 years (1984-94) of mosquito collection data from Cicero and Toad Harbor swamps in relation to applications of naled. Naled applications were successful in achieving short-term reductions in mosquito abundance. However, despite repetitive applications, populations of the primary vector of EEE virus, Cs. melanura, have increased 15-fold at Cicero Swamp. Preventive applications had no noticeable impact on the enzootic amplification of EEE virus, and isolations of virus following preventive applications have resulted in additional spraying. The possibility that applications of naled contributed to increased populations of Cs. melanura discredits the rationale that preventive applications of naled reduce the risk of EEE. For more information, click here
Naled is the most toxic of the mosquito adulticides and is the only mosquito adulticide in class 1, the highest toxicity, with the signal word "Danger".
Naled is the only one that states in its label: inhaling can be FATAL.
Naled is corrosive to the skin and eyes and may cause permanent damage.
Once in the bloodstream, Naled may cross the placenta.
Originally posted by Cloudsinthesky
reply to post by Dilligaf28
Been down this road before here on ATS. I am from Lousiana and you dont have to tell me the distance.
Things are very funny here with your post and the one over on the media thread.......reminds me of the swine flu thread......how odd ..ah?
Originally posted by DrJay1975
I love in an affluent suburb of New Orleans. Not I've noticed that every tuesday night a prop plane makes 2 passes over our neighborhood spraying some sort of chemical. SO I call the city of Mandeville(where I live). They explain to me that they have nothing to do with it and can't comment on it and that I shoulod call the FAA. The FAA to find our if the parish is spraying someing on me. Yeah. Just for reference I was planting a bananna tree about 10 oclock at night on tuesday when this prop plane unleashes this cloud of chemical on top of me. Burned my eyes like tear gas to the point my contcts had to come out and I had to flush my eyes with water for an hour. My skin broke out in a terrible rash. I popped a couple of Benadryl and had my wife take pictues.
So I call the FAA. The FAA says what on earth are you talking about. We have no registered flights over your area other than standaard incoming traffic to the New Orleans Airport. Perhaps you should call the Parish(for those outside of LA, County) government.
So I place my call to the St Tammanny parish office. They tell me they have no idea what I'm talking about. I explained that the city of mandeville told me they referred more than a dozen calls to them. THey then referred me to mosquito control. Mosquito and pest control said they'd get back to me in a couple days.
Well they finally called backe and let me know that I was sprayed with a chemical called Dibrom. www.chem-tox.com...
I had a severe allergic reaction. And both of my maltese have broken out in which appears to be something along th lines of a protein sore.
Now the Prish government said that they'd call from now on to alet me know prior to spraying. Any thoughts.?
I am curious what exactly your off topic post was meant to accomplish? Were you attempting to discredit the OP because you and the OP are at odds on the other thread or were you just trolling?